Here are the top health stories for the day :          

Goat ear cartilage successfully used to correct human body deformity in Kolkata hospital

Through the joint initiative, the R G Kar Medical College and Hospital and West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences have successfully performed surgery using cartilage from the ears of goats to correct body deformities in at least 25 people.

The cost of treatment in that process would be very low, they said.

Veterinary surgeon Dr Shamit Nandy said that “What we found during our research is quite amazing. The cartilage is first, removed from the goat’s ear and then its immunogenicity is destroyed by using various chemical processes. It was found that the structure and quality of the cartilage remain intact and only cellular property is lost.”

Relief from Health Ministry: NEET SS 2021 cut-off to be lowered, special mop-up round to be held     

Bringing good news to the candidates of National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test Super Specialty (NEET-SS) Examination 2021, the Union Health Ministry has decided to lower the cut-off percentile and conduct a special mop-up round for filling up around 1,000 vacant seats belonging to several branches of Super-Specialty.

This long awaited decision has been taken by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) after it took note of the fact that even after the completion of the mop-up counselling for NEET-SS 2021, 930 super specialty seats are still lying vacant including several seats belonging to Government institutes.

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Relief From Health Ministry: NEET SS 2021 Cut-Off To Be Lowered, Special Mop-Up Round To Be Held 

Delhi medical student dies by suicide in Shimla       

A postgraduate student from the Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC) allegedly died by suicide and was found dead at her rented house in Shimla’s Lakkar Bazar locality, confirmed the police.

The student has been identified as a 31-year-old postgraduate student and came from Dwarka in Delhi.

The Hindustan Times reports that the student pursuing post-graduation in surgery had attended her duty at the hospital on Tuesday. However, the student did not show up for her duty in the outpatient department the next morning following which her colleagues began calling her.

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IGMC PG Surgery Medico Found Dead, Commits Suicide

No escape! Maharashtra makes MBBS bond service mandatory from 2022, adds Rs 10 lakh penalty         

In an attempt to address the scarcity of doctors in the rural areas of Maharashtra, the State Government has decided to make bond service for MBBS doctors mandatory.

With this, the doctors in the state will no longer be allowed to get rid of their bond service duties for one year by paying an amount of Rs 10 lakh as penalty.

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No Escape! Maharashtra Makes MBBS Bond Service Mandatory From 2022, Adds Rs 10 Lakh Penalty  

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